Dilemmas and an implicit ultimatum.
In case you haven´t noticed there is a war of words going on in Europe about how Europe is going to be in the future. This war is also known as a culture war between right vs left, theism vs atheism and the intellectual and the ignoramus. This isn´t new, it has been going on since the beginning of civilized society.
But something has changed: It getting polarized. And a new addition to western cultural has emerged; Islam.
The way I see it there are three outcome of the millennial culture wars of the western civilization.
1) An atheist/secular culture
2) christian culture
3) Islamic culture.
And since I like to be a head of the curve I have started to prepare myself for the choices I have to make. First I need to make a list of which kind of society/culture I want to live in.
I want to live in a (relaxed) christian society
The future or just a mass-psychotic nightmare? Perhaps it´s a utopia?
first, then a secular sterile one and NEVER EVER do I want to live in an Islamic culture.
So now comes that hard part. I have to choose my allies in the culture war. Which of the two other choices is closest to my values. And here lays the dilemma.
Although I rather want to live in a secular world, I am closer to Islam when it comes to my metaphysical perspectives. So who should I alley myself with? Should I try to make my culture less godless with the Muslims, or should I fight against all the evils of Islam with the atheists? And do any of the other groups want to fight with me or do they want to join forces and “kill” of the Christians?
As of now, there are atheist who believe they can have the cake and eat it to . They believe they can use Islam as an excuse to de-Christianize Europe and then have the Muslims leave quietly through the door when Europe have finally killed of the “hypocritical evil christian conservatives” who´s only wish is to rain on the gay parade and pro-choice movements. By the looks of it Christianity is soon out, because of their weakness in saying what they should say. Christians wants to be liked by people and be open minded. Being like that makes it easier to pick on them, ridicule them and finally ignore them.
There are two kinds of Christians 1) The evil Christians who say everybody is going to hell and 2) the boring Christians who will not make any statements whatsoever. The Christians need to make a hybrid. Someone tolerant (nothing wrong with that) who still are bold enough to say “Porn, decadence, promiscuity and other liberal values are not apart of our morality. ”
Here are two videos as an afterthought:
(This video shows a Muslim converting a non-Muslim, probably agnostic, Utøya survivor to Islam.)
But just in case I should experience ultimate defeat by Islam I practice my Shahada.
“لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول ال”
So I hopefully can survive long enough to see the first once against the wall, and those of course are the freethinkers. The group that I blame for the cultural chaos we are experiencing in the first place.
Then I will state my opinion loudly:
“I HATE ISLAM´S CULTURE, ART, PHILOSOPHY AND ARCHITECTURE AND I REFUSE TO LIVE IN A MUSLIM WORLD!” and accepting ridda and Fiqh and be executed.
I hope I would have been that brave.
Blog 2.0 - No, I am not an islamophobe. I find their religion ugly and their culture disgusting but I do not fear them!